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video game proposal215:51, 29 July 2014
Possible rewording of plaque1022:44, 22 July 2014

video game proposal

I know nothing about the subject, but it definitely appears to be valid for a milestone.-It is a specific technical accomplishment over a specific period of time. I support its approval.

  Mischa
Mischaschwartz15:18, 7 July 2014
 

I support this milestone with grammatical clean-up of the citation.

Djkemp12:25, 28 July 2014
 

I support the milestone proposal,subject to consensus on rewording.

Sherwoodluo15:51, 29 July 2014
 
 

Possible rewording of plaque

Would you accept the following re-wording?

The "Brown Box" console, developed at Sander Associates - now BAE Systems - between 1967 and 1968, was the first interactive video game system. This groundbreaking and pioneering device spawned the commercialization of interactive video entertainment, which has become a multi-billion dollar industry.


The repositioning of the phrase shifts the subject (Brown Box) to the nominative (first interactive video game). As it was before, the plaque read that it was the first game developed by Sander, meaning there could be an earlier interactive video game elsewhere.

Also, would you like to mention that it became the Magnavox Odyssey, which might have more name recognition?

Allisonmarsh01:15, 14 February 2014
 

Allison - Yes, I agree with the rewording. As for the latter question, I agree that mentioning the Magnavox Odyssey would add name recognition. Please consider the following:

The "Brown Box" console, developed at Sander Associates - now BAE Systems - between 1967 and 1968, was the first interactive video game system. This groundbreaking and pioneering device, and the production-engineered version Magnavox Odyssey, spawned the commercialization of interactive video entertainment, which has become a multi-billion dollar industry.

Jason.k.hui22:42, 17 March 2014
 

That works for me. Can you change the wording on the official proposal (other tab)? Then I will forward it on for committee vote.

Allisonmarsh19:36, 18 March 2014
 

Allison - I would like to make a minor change to the wording again. Please consider the following update:

The "Brown Box" console, developed at Sanders Associates - now BAE Systems - between 1967 and 1968, was the first interactive video game system to use an ordinary home television set. This groundbreaking and pioneering device, and the production-engineered version Magnavox Odyssey game system, spawned the commercialization of interactive video entertainment, which has become a multi-billion dollar industry.

If that works for you, I will make the change on the official proposal. Thanks.

Jason

Jason.k.hui17:40, 25 March 2014
 

Works for me.

Allisonmarsh19:55, 25 March 2014
 

Is the fact that Sanders Associates is now BAE systems essential to the plaque or can it be stated in the backup material only?

Would a date by "Magnavox Odyssey game system (1971) give more context to why there are multiple brand in the citation as it would show some passage of time?

In the background info it is stated that "Baer started development of the "Brown Box" console video game system and several other prototypes in 1966" in this plaque you show dates of 1967 to 1968. Should this apparent inconsistency be changed or was it intentional?

Groundbreaking and pioneering are synonyms in this context, consider using just one.

Should it be mentioned under the "ordinary home television set" portion that the box was made available to the public in 1972?

Perhaps "spawned the commercialization of interactive video games" rather than "entertainment" would be a more precise wording.

Lise Johnston18:31, 17 April 2014
 

Hi Lise,

I think that the BAE reference should stay because the plaque will be in the BAE lobby, so it explains to people the continuity of the company. I've seen multiple conflicting dates, so I'll have Rob email the proposer & see if he wants 1966 or 1967. Otherwise, I agree with your edits:


The "Brown Box" console, developed at Sanders Associates - now BAE Systems - between 1967 and 1968, was the first interactive video game system to use an ordinary home television set. This groundbreaking device and the production-engineered version Magnavox Odyssey game system (1972) spawned the commercialization of interactive video games, which has become a multi-billion dollar industry.

Allisonmarsh16:12, 25 June 2014
 

Lise/Allison - It should be 1966. Thus, the citation of the plaque should read:

The "Brown Box" console, developed at Sanders Associates - now BAE Systems - between 1966 and 1968, was the first interactive video game system to use an ordinary home television set. This groundbreaking device and the production-engineered version Magnavox Odyssey game system (1972) spawned the commercialization of interactive video games, which has become a multi-billion dollar industry.

Jason

Jason.k.hui17:46, 25 June 2014
 

I like the proposal. The achievement is certainly worthy of a milestone. I would suggest a minor rewording of the plaque. As now stated, it appears that Sanders Associates is now BAE Systems which isn't quite correct. Could you say "Now a part of BAE Systems" or "Now a division of BAE Systems"? Whatever is correct.

Lyle

Feisel18:54, 30 June 2014
 

Dear all, I have made the changes to the citation in keeping with the discussion. I changed "now" to "later" because the plaque will be permanent, and a corporation might re-sell a division, and the "now" might one day no longer be correct. -- Robert

Administrator419:12, 21 July 2014
 

Robert et al. - It is incorrect to say that Sander Associates is a division of BAE Systems. Sanders is a legacy company of BAE Systems. Please update the citation.

Jason

Jason.k.hui22:44, 22 July 2014